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platform sees delays, regulatory prevalency,
new mining products, Jimmy Song arguing against Craig
Wright as Satoshi,
and Bitcoin's bear market compared to 2013, all while Bitcoin
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Roundup 11/20/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
miner, an all-in-one mining and staking box backed by Coinbase
Ventures, is being called an “at home” cryptocurrency mining solution. That designation, provided to us by mainstream media outlets, is a rather misguided name since mining and staking crypto “at home” has always been possible, but not necessarily easy or profitable.
According to legal analytics firm Lex Machina, cryptocurrency
related lawsuits are up over 300 percent this year, with over 45 legal cases opened in the first half of the year. The report also highlights the ongoing crackdown from the SEC on initial coin offerings, with the regulatory agency accounting for up to 30 percent of […]
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hash wars have left very little room for reasonable fact-based debates. As it turns out, the two combating factions, ABC
and SV really like to make use of appeal to authority.
today, while the headlines were filled with Bitcoin Cash talk, bullish Bitcoin predictions, political campaign mining donations, and statements of cryptocurrency's future potential. Catch up on today's news.
continued its downward trend today, seeing a price low of just over $4,800 at the time of this writing (via Blockmodo real-time data). Meanwhile, the public speculates on a price bottom, accompanied by a broad range of emotions.
Speaking at the Web Summit in Dublin, Tim
Draper reaffirmed his earlier statement that the price of bitcoin
will reach $250,000. He believes this threshold will be attained either by 2022 or 2023.
Without a question, finding amusement in the selfish behavior of the BCH
influencers and stakeholders is a lot of fun. These hash wars are also fascinating from a purely technical point of view, as “miners should govern” advocates identify more ideological justifications for their division.
During his 50-minute Crypto
Insider interview, ETC DEV
Team’s Donald McIntyre
has been candid and open about his views on immutability. In the first part, he revealed that his advocacy within the original Ethereum
crew has always been for a permissionless,
immutable, and truly decentralized blockchain.
On May 13th
has aired the eight and final episode of Silicon Valley’s fifth season. At the time, it seemed like a funny crypto
story about 51% attacks and corporate interests.
sees decentralization issues, a possible bounce for Bitcoin,
big inflatable Bitcoin rat protesting, further SEC ICO
rulings, and the use of cryptocurrencies
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Roundup 11/16/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Cash split into two chains today, dividing one of crypto's most controversial communities. Bitcoin Cash (BCH) turned into Bitcoin ABC
(BCHABC) and Bitcoin SV (BCHSV).
The EOS blockchain
was built with the intention of providing a means to scale transaction speed while still providing a certain level of decentralization. The extent to which EOS is decentralized, however, has always been a point of contention since network transactions are validated by a small group of “supernodes” which must be elected every […]
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On November 5th,
the United States put into effect the harshest round of sanctions on Iran
to date, scaling back Tehran’s ability to do business with foreign entities significantly. As a result of these sanctions, and mounting pressure from the U.
In spite of adhering to the values of true non-interventionist decentralization, Ethereum
Classic is an underdog. The battle of Turing-complete blockchains features more resourceful warriors who, despite choosing governance over immutability, seem to get more traction.
Today was an eventful day in crypto. Bitcoin
Cash hard forked, Dogecoin
sees more transactions than BCH,
Iranian crypto interest, and further scam reports.
With an abundance of energy provided by the mighty Itaipú
dam in Paraguay; a dilemma arises. Should the country invest in the sprouting crypto-mining industry, or invest in tackling the country’s immediate poverty? Itaipú is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná
River which runs on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
Google and Target are the latest to fall victim to malicious actors who hijack official ‘verified’ Twitter accounts in order to promote a “Bitcoin Giveaway Scam. ” On Tuesday, November 13th, both the Target and Google G-Suite ‘verified’ Twitter accounts were compromised and used to promote a scam advertising the giveaway of free bitcoin in the […]
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The public must once again pick a side as the coin seemingly engages in a civil war among its proponents. This whole BCH fork ordeal does not appear to be a good thing for whatever arguments were left for BCH as a whole.
On November 14th
2018, the entire crypto
market began to bleed. While some might correlate this event with the upcoming BCH
hard fork and speculation that Craig S.
Wyoming is a mountainous, sparsely-populated rectangle located in the middle of the United States. Despite its landlocked position, many Wyomingites are laying legal foundations to make it a harbor for the virtual world.
markets finally made a decisive move today in favor of downside action. News also includes convincing Twitter scams, Bitcoin
Cash fork talk, Wyoming
crypto developments, and another BitLicense issuance.
Bitcoin is not on the minds of nearly as many people as it was during the holidays last year due to the popping of the bubble that initially brought the price up to $20,000 on some exchanges, but that does not mean everyone has left the party. When comparing the current bear market to the […]
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shows strength relative to the 2013 bear market, as IBM
works with Stellar, Amazon gains two patents, XRP continues its security classification battle, and traders bet on the future of Bitcoin Cash.
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Roundup 11/13/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Unlike many industries which are still trying to figure out how to use cryptocurrency
to enhance their services and progress their technology, global banking seems ripe for the picking since it’s a natural fit for blockchain. Bitcoin
would seem like a contender, but with concentrated mining operations centered in Asia,
and doggedly slow transaction speeds, […]
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and Stellar challenging Ripple with global payments system appeared first on Crypto Insider.
OneGramCoin (OGC), the first Sharia finance law compliant cryptocurrency
backed by at least one gram of gold is set to begin trading on Trade Satoshi.
This third party exchange has a 24-hour trading volume whose equivalent in fiat sums up to almost half a million dollars.
Crypto predictions from January, crypto VR
application, more crypto fraud, discussion on China's relationship with crypto, and Bitfinex
raising withdrawal fees. Catch up on today's news!
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on Twitter and Medium, published his "95 Crypto
Theses for 2018" on January second of this year - and it includes some interesting accuracy. Here's a few interesting points.
In recent times, governments around the world have charted a new course for cryptocurrency regulation, and it’s one that seeks to exclude privacy-focused cryptocurrency. Moving away from the complete banning of digital currencies, these governments are tackling two core issues: protecting investors and traders, and making sure that cryptocurrencies
avoid becoming breeding grounds for criminals.
In-game virtual transactions were one of Satoshi
Nakamoto’s original visions when creating Bitcoin,
but it is the Ethereum blockchain
that is really taking that idea to the next level with Decentraland,
an open-world VR
platform that will allow users to create their own reality. Though Decentraland has still not officially launched, crypto-enthusiasts and real estate […]
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An interview with ETC’s Donald McIntyre, Bitfinex
struggles, AT&T and T-Mobile lawsuits, and Bitcoin comments and predictions filled crypto
headlines today. Take a minute to brush up on the news.
went live with the experimental “Frontier” release on July 30, 2015, it was met with fanfare touting the many advancements this second-generation blockchain
would have over Bitcoin.
If you stroll back just over three years ago, the blockchain universe was much smaller, and fewer users appreciated smart contracts, let alone recognized the potential […]
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shows some of its impact ten years later, Ethereum
founder penalized, Ethereum potentially exposing user data, and alleged South Korean Hackers caught.
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Roundup 11/8/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
On October 16th
2018, Jameson Lopp
has agreed to do an exclusive interview with Crypto
Insider’s Vlad Costea.
The hour-long discussion, which has been published and transcribed in its entirety, contains plenty of brilliant moments where the cypherpunk approaches intricate topics and provides his knowledgeable expertise.
Details of Blockstream
support for Liquid network, crypto
trading difficulties, unique Coinbase
employee benefits, Bitcoin Cash hard fork exchange support, and more regulatory talks.
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I have been celebrating the birth of Bitcoin
by going through Satoshi’s writings. Halloween
Jest As we all know, the Bitcoin whitepaper
was published on October 31, 2008 – the Halloween… Although we do not know whether this was intentional, we do know that Halloween is the time for trickery, but it is also associated […]
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Capital in Satoshi’s Debt appeared first on Crypto Insider.
In his exclusive interview with Crypto
Insider’s Vlad Costea, Italian Bitcoin
maximalist Giacomo Zucco
has been very talkative and open about his beliefs. He took his time to explain his vision for The B Foundation, he provided precious details about his personal definition of Bitcoin maximalism, and was even kind enough to rank the top […]
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Earlier this year, news was released that Blockchains LLC
purchased 67,000 acres of land in Nevada,
USA. The precise plans remained a mystery until now.
It's a frustrating game seeing so much profit potential, bogged down by so many roadblocks. Here are some notes from the crypto
trading trenches of 2018 (and partly 2017).
Blockstream reiterates its active commitment towards developing useful tools for Bitcoin with the launch of a slick and modern BTC block explorer. The event follows an announcement from August 2018 which promised to offer a reliable service which includes full Liquid Network compatibility and dedicated features.
Accounting giant Deloitte
and Chicago-based identity management firm Attest have announced their cooperation in a plan to offer blockchain
identification for government clients, according to a press release. Attest already has two digital identification services on the market, its basic wallet and enterprise level wallet.
Today in the crypto
space - Tezos baking could speak opportunity, Augur impacted by U. S.
Tezos is a Proof of Stake (PoS) blockchain
where, unlike the case of Proof of Work-reliant Bitcoin,
transactions are validated on the network by a process humorously known as “baking. ” Typically, for a blockchain which relies on a PoS
algorithm, the process of block validation is called “staking”.
On November 3rd
and crypto influencer
Whale Panda took to Twitter to share an interesting Reddit
post which tells a compelling story about how crypto assets are taxed. In a nutshell, it’s about a young person who bought cryptocurrencies
in early 2017, has watched his portfolio grow exponentially in value, hasn’t […]
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Venezuela’s controversial state-sponsored cryptocurrency,
’ is back…kind of. And it’s already starting to feel
like a case of déjà
Crypto tax stress, regulatory talks, Tether validity news, and a new BitMEX tool website for fork information, all while the crypto
markets look somewhat greener as a whole. Check out today's action.
Hong Kong’s Fintech
Week 2018 was the world’s first cross-border fintech event held in Hong Kong
China which attracted more than 8,000 attendees from 50 countries and many of the world’s leading startups,
investors, regulators, and academics. In an interview with Crypto
Insider, Ken Lo, CEO of Branding China Group encouraged to welcome […]
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maximalist Giacomo Zucco
is on of the masterminds behind one of the most important projects in cryptocurrency: The B Foundation. Launched in September 2018 during the Baltic
Honey Badger Conference from Riga, the initiative seeks to raise funds in order to educate and support the next generation of developers.
Today's headlines were filled with more on the Tether solvency front, Jamie Dimon
on Bitcoin, TRON talk, regulatory talk, and allegations against Rapper T. I.
still rings with the sound of Jamie
Dimon's comment that he doesn't care about Bitcoin.
However, Morgan Stanley
has warmed up to the idea, as crypto
investment firms like Grayscale raised millions.
Sun originally envisioned the TRON platform and Tronix,
it would host, he saw it as a way to revolutionize content sharing by decentralizing the monetary model and putting power in the hands of creators. With the explosion of the internet
creating unlimited forms of digital entertainment, there are still a small […]
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and other major hubs of personal data have come under increased scrutiny over the past year due to high-profile data breaches, lack of privacy, and revelations around the ways in which Internet
companies handle user data. Although it often seems as if no one cared about the security of their personal data in […]
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and rise of privacy apps is bullish for bitcoin
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hacking funds, Hong Kong
regulation talk, more comments from Jamie Dimon,
for a Bitcoin
ATM service, and Tether solvency evidence.
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Today saw an interview with the mother of Ross Ulbricht, Coinbase
head trader resignation, Janet Yellen
and Coinbase saying no to an IPO for now.
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Roundup 10/31/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
In a new report released by Group-iB,
intelligence agency, it has been revealed that 65 percent of the $882 million in cryptocurrency
stolen from exchanges ends up in North Korea.
With sanctions from the United States and Europe
continuing to weigh on Pyongyang,
North Korea has reportedly turned to cryptocurrencies to generate additional […]
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Exactly ten years ago and under the pseudonym of Satoshi Nakamoto,
an obscure individual from the cypherpunk
e-mail list introduced to the world an unusual digital money proposal which he titled “Bitcoin: A Peer to Peer Electronic Cash System” (better known today as “The Bitcoin
Whitepaper“). By combining David
Chaum’s ideal of an anonymous payment […]
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In its early days, Bitcoin
was an interesting invention and people were trying to convene to find its usefulness in trading pictures or buying pizza. However, it wasn’t until Ross Ulbricht
created Silk Road that people actually saw the true value of Satoshi
Nakamoto’s invention: a decentralized, trustless
currency is the perfect fit […]
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Ulbricht (Ross’ mother) on Bitcoin and criminal justice appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Notable Bitcoin maximalist
Jimmy Song went live with Tone Vays
today discussing further drama about a bet made last month.
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News of Coinbase
raising even more funds, an interview with Blockstream's Allen Piscitello,
more Roger Ver
drama, Bittrex news, and regulatory insights.
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Roundup 10/30/2018 appeared first on Crypto Insider.
In a blog
post released this morning, Coinbase
has announced that it has raised $300 million in its latest funding round at a valuation of $8 billion. The equity raise, led by Tiger Global Management, with participation from Y Combinator
Continuity, Wellington Management, Andreessen Horowitz,
Polychain and others, is its first since 2017.
Blockchain’s promise of transforming numerous industries is inevitable. It will enhance some and disrupt others.
Blockstream’s Director of Product Management whose main professional focus has been on the Liquid Network, has agreed to answer to a few of Vlad
Costea’s questions. This interview is part of Crypto
Insider’s celebration of Bitcoin’s tenth anniversary, as Satoshi Nakamoto
has famously published the Bitcoin Whitepaper
on October 31st
Last week, we published the first part of our extensive interview with Charles Hoskinson,
a co-Founder of Ethereum
and Founder of the Cardano
(ADA) project. The first two parts of our chat dealt with issues at the Cardano Foundation, a Swiss
entity created to help steward Cardano’s development along with IOHK
finally shows some movement, at a current Blockmodo
real-time price of about $6,270 (at the time of writing). Today also saw a talk of institutional crypto
talk, and the sale of the Bitstamp exchange.
In November 2014, Ethereum
co-founder Vitalik Buterin
has written an extensive and analytical article in order to popularize a new term: the Bitcoin
or in short Bitcoin maximalism. The mastermind behind ETH
has openly declared that the stance in regards to BTC’s absolute dominance isn’t just an isolated phenomenon, but an entire ideology […]
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Mainstream credit company interest, a Bitcoin-backed Ethereum
token, and IRS
comments on crypto
taxation, all while Bitcoin
is still in a price range of around $6,400-$6,500 on Blockmodo
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Despite previously dismissing cryptocurrencies
as a tool for fraud and criminal activity, Mastercard
and Visa appear to be warming up to the idea. In a patent application – application 20180308092– filed Thursday,
it appears that Mastercard is looking to apply the principles of fractional reserve banking to crypto assets, or as the credit […]
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Cryptocurrency exchange giant Coinbase
has received an approval for custody services for several crypto
assets, according to recent news.
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gives Coinbase the green light to offer crypto custody services appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Today reviewed Coinbase' asset custody, Bitmain confusion, gold-backed crypto
failure, and even further mainstream interest. Let's catch up on today's action!
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Renowned universities Cornell, Stanford, MIT, Yale
and more are now offering courses on cryptocurrency
and blockchain technology, suggesting that the latest generation of college attendees aims to be more than just dabblers in the space. Professors teaching the courses cite blockchain technology’s potential to transform the future of any number of industries, but especially finance and […]
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boom appeared first on Crypto Insider.
Earlier this month, Crypto
Insider reported on the split between IOHK
from the Cardano
Foundation. The three entities, up to this point, made up the triumvirate group which oversaw development of the Cardano blockchain project.
As part of Crypto Insider’s commitment to provide content across all channels in all accessible forms, “Last Week in Five” steps in to provide weekly video coverage of the most popular articles on the website. The concept is very simple: the five most accessed articles on CryptoInsider.
A Siberian crypto
mining adventure, Tether destroyed, 51% attacks, regulation, and lawsuit news - all during another quiet day for bitcoin
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